The phallic object is large, thick, made of leather filled with bristles, and has a wooden tip.
Injuries suggest the man may have participated in a form of jousting called tourney.
Far from being a romantic scene, the burial represent a human sacrifice in which the man was killed to be entombed with the woman.
Dozens of tombs filled with up to 40 mummies each have been discovered around a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site in Peru's Cotahuasi Valley.
The names of the dead remain a mystery, but the excavation suggests they were poor. Continue reading →
People were laid to rest without coffins, and even without shrouds, confirming the cemetery was mainly for the poor.
The excavation is the first to offer evidence of an Egyptian occupation in the center of Tel Aviv 5,000 years ago.
Stone tools that are half a million years old have been unearthed in Israel — and they still have traces of elephant fat clinging to them.
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